Consider that, CIGNA’s CEO Edward Hanway spends his holidays in a $13 million beach house in New Jersey, or flys around in one of the two $68 million dollar corporate jets CIGNA owns. While, regular Americans like you and I are routinely denied coverage for the care we need. For those who have health care it’s no big issue but for those who don’t it can literally mean life or death. Yes folks, “welcome to the American health insurance industry”. “Instead of helping policyholders attain the health security they need for their families, big insurance companies get rich by denying coverage to patients”. This is what the GOP and their minions are protecting. Why is the health care industry sending all those lobbyists to Washington, DC to twist the arms of lawmakers to oppose reform of the status quo? Why? Because the status quo pays for the big insurers and the GOP profits largely due to campaign contributions and as stock holders.
The video below is from the Ed Show on MSNBC; Watch Brave New Films, Robert Greenwald talk about CIGNA and Sick For Profit a new website launched to expose the obscene profits being made by the CEO’s of some of the Nation’s biggest insurers.
The Health Insurance Racket
Also, watch Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he explains what a public option for healthcare coverage really means for working people.